Reaction: Walter Reed - "Army Generals Apologize for Walter Reed Failures" - Jim Lehrer and Kwame Holman - NewsHour

Reaction: Walter Reed - "Army Generals Apologize for Walter Reed Failures" - Jim Lehrer and Kwame Holman - NewsHour

Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who was recently fired as head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley apologized for substandard outpatient care at the medical center and vowed to improve the system at a House hearing Monday

by: Jim Lehrer, Kwame Holman | publication date: March 5, 2007 | Publication: NewsHour |

SPC. JEREMY DUNCAN: The conditions in the room, in my mind, were just -- it was unforgivable for anybody to live. It wasn't fit for anybody to live in a room like that. I know most soldiers have -- you've just come out of recovery, you have weaker immune systems.The black mold can do damage to people, the holes in the walls. I wouldn't live there, even if I had to. It wasn't fit for anybody.

Radio broadcast titled "Is This Any Way to Treat Our Troops? The Care and Condition of Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed" covering the first congressional hearing prompted by the Walter Reed scandal. The broadcast includes interviews with Rep. John Tierney (D) of Massachusetts (chair of the oversight hearing), Staff Sgt. John Shannon (Walter Reed patient) and top army officials.

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